Now for the detail………..
Like accountants and engineers, cycling nerds like to get their noses into the minutiae of the detail. So for those of you wanting to know exactly what has gone into my 8.5 kilos of luggage, here is the list. Enjoy!
2 base-layers Spare glasses
2 cycling tops Toiletries
2 pairs socks Travel towel
1 undershorts Comb
2 lycra shorts First aid
Arm/leg warmers Cash/cards
1 cycling shoes Watch
1 Gilet YHA card etc.
2 waterproofs Notebook + pen
Helmet Books (on smart phone)
Flip flops Money pouch
Buff Sunscreen/lip salve
For the bike Anti-chafing cream
Puncture repair Travel insurance (+ EHIC?)
2 tubes Smart phone
Mini-lube & grease Sun shades
Multi-tool Charging leads
Pump Flight socks
Cycle lock + 2 keys Battery pack re-charger.
Pliers/spoke key/spare spokes Maps
3 bungees/2 straps
Petzl E Lite headtorch
Tent Plastic mug + spork
Sleeping bag Footprint
Army knife Toilet paper
Total weight (including saddlebag and barbag): 8.5 kilos (18.7lbs).
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Posted on January 18, 2013, in New Zealand End-to-End 3000kms and tagged bikes, cycle touring, cycling, lightweight, long distance, luggage, travel. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.
This is a great list. I am planning on doing an overnighter soon and I will be using this list as my starting point.
Good to hear, Christopher. But please don’t carry all of that on a one-nighter! Having said that, I know some people who would!
For us in the US, can you define gilet, waterproofs, and buff. Why two waterproofs. And no soap?
Ah…..two nations separated by the same language! Gilet is a French word = light sleeveless windproof. Waterproofs = rain tops. Buff = watch this video-clip:http://youtu.be/ewVEK-AElDY
NZ can be a very wet country. So I will have one cycling rain top, and one for camping etc…which I picked up in the cloud forest of Costa Rica and is designed to keep most of your body dry (but folds down to small ball for packing).
Thank you for the enlightening descriptions and reasoning, especially for the buff. And no soap?
Body gel = soap, and makes great shampoo and soap for washing clothes! A true all-rounder!
What a great trip you have planned! Must say, I’m a bit jealous. Btw, two tubes only,that’s bold! Bon voyage
Ah, some would say two is one too many!